Education

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North Carolina education officials say a software error caused some students around the state to receive incorrect end-of-term grades this school year.

Police cars are stationed outside of Butler High School after a shooting Monday morning.
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Numerous guns have been confiscated from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ students—19 were discovered in the 2016/17 school year—six as of November this year. No shootings had occurred on campuses in recent years but in October, 16-year-old Bobby McKeithen was fatally shot at Butler High School in Matthews. Fellow student Jatwan Cuffie, also 16, has been charged in the shooting.

Police cars are stationed outside of Butler High School after a shooting Monday morning.
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Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools officials are in the process of interviewing candidates for a new Crisis Response Director for the district.

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Originally published on December 18, 2018 10:29 am

A federal commission led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recommends rescinding Obama-era guidance intended to reduce racial discrimination in school discipline. And, DeVos says, it urges schools to "seriously consider partnering with local law enforcement in the training and arming of school personnel."

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A North Carolina university says a figure hanging from a tree by a noose was part of a "student of color's final art project."

News outlets report the noosed figure was found at the University of North Carolina Charlotte on Tuesday. An email to the UNCC community said police determined it was an art project submitted as an end-of-semester assignment.

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Not much has changed over the past year in the racial makeup of Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools under the new student assignment plan, according to the district’s diversity report released last week.

The few exceptions include the pairing of six schools — Billingsville and Cotswold elementary schools; Nathaniel Alexander and Morehead STEM; and Sedgefield and Dilworth elementary schools. 

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Students bringing guns to school has Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials implementing and planning tougher security measures.

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The latest numbers on the racial breakdown of students attending Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools show little change since last year, with no major shifts at individual schools.

Virtual Reality Gives Rural North Carolina Students A Glimpse Of College Life

Nov 21, 2018
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The first time that Nyah visited the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for a campus tour, there wasn’t much of a chance to see what takes place inside the classrooms.

“We just walked by buildings and the guide talked about what goes on inside,” Nyah recalls of the campus tour this past spring.

But during a second “tour” of UNC Greensboro this fall, Nyah, now a senior, got to see students in a science lab, even though she never left her high school in Roxboro, North Carolina, a small city of about 8,400 more than an hour from the Greensboro campus.

Association of Ebonites as pictured in the Winthrop University yearbook in the early 1970s (click slide show for more pictures)
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Today, numerous organizations cater to the cultural needs of students of color at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, which has an enrollment that is 60 percent white. That wasn’t the case in 1964, when Winthrop admitted its first black student.

Instead, they felt isolated and discriminated against. So, in 1969, they formed the Association of Ebonites — a place to get support, organize black cultural events and advocate for equal rights.

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According to data released by the Institute of International Education this week, enrollment of new international students at American colleges and universities fell for the second year in a row.

Enrollment at the undergraduate level fell by nearly 7 percent and by more than 5 percent at the graduate level.

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Lead levels in four more Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools exceeded state safe drinking water standards, according to test results released Tuesday. CMS officials say test results of lead levels at 11 other schools showed no problems.

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In Huntersville, a new commission that is studying charter schools and other educational options held its first meeting Monday night.

A gun was confiscated from a student at Hopewell High School in Huntersville Wednesday.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials say this is the fifth incident of a student bringing a gun on campus this year that they are aware of.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox presented board members with a much-anticipated report that included data able to be used in mapping out future student assignments and school construction.

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